expert system


expert system

noun

Definition of EXPERT SYSTEM

:  computer software that attempts to mimic the reasoning of a human specialist

First Known Use of EXPERT SYSTEM

1977

expert system

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Computer-based system designed to respond like a human expert in a given field. Expert systems are built on knowledge gathered from human experts, analogous to a database but containing rules that may be applied to solving a specific problem. An interface allows the user to specify symptoms and to clarify a problem by responding to questions posed by the system. Software tools exist to help designers build a special-purpose expert system with minimal effort. An outgrowth of work in artificial intelligence, expert systems show promise for an ever-widening range of applications. There are now widely used expert systems in the fields of medicine, personnel screening, and education.

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